Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : quagga vulnerabilities (USN-1027-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 51074



The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that Quagga incorrectly handled certain Outbound Route Filtering (ORF) records. A remote authenticated attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code. The default compiler options for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and later should reduce the vulnerability to a denial of service.

It was discovered that Quagga incorrectly parsed certain AS paths. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Quagga to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2010-2949).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected quagga and / or quagga-doc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51074

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1027-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/8/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:quagga, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:quagga-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/7/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/10/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2948, CVE-2010-2949

BID: 42635, 42642

USN: 1027-1